Here are some facts and figures about games involving Indiana college football teams. Times are eastern.
Ball State (2-7) at Northern Illinois (6-3) (7 p.m.): The Huskies claimed a 31-24 win over Ball State last season. Drew Plitt was 11-of-21 for 169 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals in their 56-14 loss to Eastern Michigan. Marcus Jones had 14 carries for 80 yards in Northern Illinois’ 27-17 loss to Toledo.
Indiana (3-6) at Illinois (2-7) (Noon): The Hoosiers earned a 52-35 win over Illinois during the 2013 campaign. Chase Dutra recorded 15 tackles for Indiana in its 45-17 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin. Cam Thomas went 10-of-20 for 159 yards in the Fighting Illini’s 29-10 loss at Purdue.
Missouri Baptist (3-7) at Taylor (3-6): The Spartans slipped past Taylor, 43-42, a year ago. Jaylen Cowley came up with 11 tackles for Missouri Baptist in its 62-0 loss at Marian. Matt Box completed 4-of-7 passes for 37 yards and ran five times for 21 yards in the Trojans’ 40-20 loss to top-ranked and defending NAIA national champion Saint Francis.
Notre Dame (Ohio) (8-2) at Indianapolis (10-0) (1 p.m.): This marks the first meeting on the gridiron between the Falcons and No. 6 (NCAA D-II) Indianapolis. Shaun Jones racked up 12 tackles for the Falcons in their 31-28 win over Virginia College at Wise. Garrett Willis caught eight passes for 113 yards and a touchdown in the Greyhounds’ 43-34 win over Missouri S&T.
Olivet (5-4) at Trine (9-0) (1 p.m.): The Comets from Michigan soared to a 44-27 win over Trine a season ago. Jerron McGaw caught 10 passes for 216 yards and two scores in Olivet’s 33-32 loss to Adrian. Lamar Carswell ran 14 times for 217 yards and four touchdowns as the Thunder earned a share of the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Association Conference title with a 41-6 victory at Alma.
Valparaiso (4-5) at Butler (6-4) (1 p.m.): The Crusaders posted a 23-12 win over Butler in their last meeting for the Hoosier Helmet. Kyle Catales ran 11 times for 63 yards in Valparaiso’s 20-17 loss at Jacksonville. Ethan Brunhofer recorded six tackles and returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 23-6 win over Stetson.
Western Illinois (6-3) at Indiana State (0-9) (1 p.m.): The No. 11 (FCS) Fighting Leathernecks edged Indiana State, 36-35, last season. Sean McGuire went 19-of-30 for 288 yards and two scores in Western Illinois’ 31-14 win over Illinois State. Brenton Lockett came up with 14 tackles for the Sycamores in a 66-24 loss to Youngstown State.
Wabash (7-2) at DePauw (8-1) (1:09 p.m.): The Tigers claimed the Monon Bell last year with a 37-34 win over Wabash. Weston Murphy was 13-of-23 for 220 yards and two touchdowns in the Little Giants’ 48-41 win over Allegheny. Andy Hunt recorded six catches for 111 yards with a scores in DePauw’s 37-32 win over Kenyon. Since the Monon Bell was instituted, Wabash leads the overall series, 41-38-6.
Anderson (1-8) at Manchester (5-4) (1:30 p.m.): The Spartans downed Anderson, 33-14, a season ago. Dakota Frauhiger racked up 14 tackles for the Ravens in their 63-17 loss to Franklin. Alex Downard completed 18-of-34 for 251 yards and three touchdowns in Manchester’s 35-34 win over Hanover,
Franklin (7-2) at Hanover (4-5) (1:30 p.m.): The Grizzlies captured the Victory Bell a season ago with a 38-21 decision over Hanover. Jordan Brown rambled 16 times for 91 yards and two scores for Franklin against Anderson. Taylor Bleistein had six catches for 122 yards with a touchdown for the Panthers against Manchester.
Rose-Hulman (7-2) at Earlham (0-9) (1:30 p.m.): The Fightin’ Engineers cruised to a 74-6 win over Earlham in last year’s Battle of the Border Broadsword. Garrett Wight carried the ball 33 times for 156 yards and two scores in Rose-Hulman’s 31-28 win over Bluffton on October 28. Wesley Hundley threw for 159 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 105 yards to set the single-season rushing mark in the Quakers’ 65-21 setback to Bluffton.
Marian (6-3) at Lindenwood-Belleville (0-9) (2 p.m.): The No. 19 (NAIA) Knights blanked Lindenwood, 66-0, in 2016. Johnny William had 10 receptions for 193 yards and two scores for Marian against Missouri Baptist. Clayton Wilkerson tallied eight tackles for the Illinois-based Lynx in their 48-0 loss to Siena Heights.
Purdue (4-5) at Northwestern (6-3) (7 p.m.): The Wildcats clawed their way to a 45-17 win over Purdue last season. D.J. Knox scampered 14 times for 85 yards and a touchdown for the Boilermakers against Illinois. Macan Wilson had five catches for 107 yards as the Wildcats posted their third straight overtime win with a 31-24 decision over Nebraska.
Notre Dame (8-1) at Miami (8-0) (8 p.m.): The No. 3 Fighting Irish used a late field goal to earn a 30-27 win over No. 7 Miami in their previous matchup. Chase Claypool hauled in nine passes for 180 yards and a score in Notre Dame’s 48-37 win over Wake Forest. Travis Homer raced 14 times for 95 yards with a touchdown in the Hurricanes’ 28-10 win over No. 17 Virginia Tech.
ALL DONE FOR NOW
Saint Francis (10-0): Eric Dunten tallied 13 tackles against Taylor as the Cougars completed an unbeaten regular season and now await their first opponent in the NAIA playoffs on November 18.